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NBA, Smack / May 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Warriors & Clippers Clash Off The Court Following Game 7

Blake Griffin, Harrison Barnes

After the Clippers ended a brutal week by defeating the Warriors in Game 7 late Saturday night, 126-121, their battle raged outside the locker-rooms, too. A heated verbal altercation broke out in the tunnel that connects the Clippers and Warriors locker-room with multiple players and coaches getting involved before police had to intervene. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 Players That Suffer From Michael Jordan Syndrome

Russell Westbrook

Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jeff Teague On His 4,000 Sneakers, Underdog Status Against Indy & More

Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague wasn’t supposed to be in Atlanta this year. He signed Milwaukee’s four-year, $32 million offer sheet this past offseason and appeared ready to move on and play for his old coach with the Bucks. But Atlanta matched the deal and now he and the eighth-seeded Hawks are one home game away from becoming just the sixth team in NBA history to upset a No. 1 seed in the first round.

Even on the cusp of history, when we talked with Teague during his off-day yesterday, he was as cool as a cucumber and almost exclusively concerned with playing well for his team. Read More »

Dime Training / May 1, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Video: Go Inside The Training Of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant & Chris Paul

Kevin Durant, Alan Stein

With the season on the line tonight for more than a few players, check out these videos to see how Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul train for the big ones. Featuring an inside look on superstar-specific drills from Alan Stein from Stronger Team, as well as inside info on what makes all three players spectacular, you should get a whole new appreciation for what it takes to be great from watching these videos. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 5 Best Backcourts In The NBA Playoffs

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson

The NBA kingdom is being conquered by the one-two punch of the point guard and shooting guard combo. Long gone are the days of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal banging away in the paint. The Memphis Grizzlies “grindhouse” style of basketball is the closest image of the days where the big men ruled the hardwood and people just refer to that style as “boring” in today’s game. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Despite Lifetime Ban, Donald Sterling Says The Clippers Are “Not For Sale”

Donald Sterling

When Adam Silver made the smart decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after an investigation revealed Sterling was in fact the voice behind the disgusting remarks about black people in a leaked audio file last weekend, he reiterated how strongly he’ll petition the league’s board of governors to force Sterling into selling the team. The only problem? Donald Sterling doesn’t appear willing to let go. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Apr 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

State Farm & Virgin Atlantic Cease Sponsorship With Clippers After Alleged Donald Sterling Audio

Donald Sterling

Following the still-unproven recordings released over the weekend by TMZ where allegedly Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes disparaging remarks about African-Americans, and cautions his then-girlfriend not to bring black people to his games, not to mention the plantation tenor of his tone surrounding African-Americans who work for him, the Clippers have lost two sponsorships deals with State Farm and Virgin Atlantic. Read More »

instagram, Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Apr 27, 2014 / 5:08 pm

Clippers Protest Donald Sterling Before Game 4 As Other Notables Respond

Los Angeles Clippers

Before the Los Angeles Clippers tipped off against the Golden State Warriors today, they had undergone a team meeting about possibly boycotting the game in light of owner Donald Sterling‘s alleged comments captured by TMZ and further audio revealed by Deadspin. Instead, they’re playing — which is brave in its own right — and revealed their own form of protest before the game. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 26, 2014 / 1:49 pm

Report: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells His GF Not To Bring Black People To His Games

Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano

Clippers owner Donald Sterling is the reported voice behind a nine and a half minute long recording obtained by TMZ. In the audio, Sterling verbally berates his half-Mexican, half-African-American girlfriend, V. Stiviano for “associating” with African-Americans. Stiviano posed with Magic Johnson for a photograph she later uploaded to her Instagram account, and that’s what led to her supposed back-and-forth with Sterling on the tape. Read More »

NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

5 Biggest Disappointments In The NBA Playoffs So Far

James Harden

The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »